At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, our most important goal is to do everything we can to help our youth enjoy things that they may not typically have the opportunity to have experience. In order to do this, the Club works with many partners and designs special programs to assist the youth in excelling and becoming more balanced in the areas of athletics, health, academics and in social interaction. When one of our youth succeeds, we consider it a win for our team. Jacob Moroles is a great example of an individual who, with the help of the Boys & Girls Clubs, has excelled both personally and academically.
Jacob became a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lehigh Acres last year. He’s 10 years old and in the 5th grade at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts. In addition to being a straight “A” student, he was the only 4th grader to achieve a perfect score in writing on the FCAT and also was the recipient of the Principal’s Award for Academic Achievement. According to Jacob’s mother, Lillie, “Jacob loves anything with facts. In his spare time he Googles space topics, constructs space age vehicles with Legos and can constantly be found reading fact-based books like the Guinness Book of World Records.”
With all of these amazing credentials, it came as no surprise to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County when Jacob’s parents announced his acceptance to the elite People2People Student Ambassador Program. Under this program Jacob has received the unique opportunity to travel and study in Canada during the summer of 2012. In this program, Jacob will enjoy the excitement of meeting new people and develop new skills through unique educational activities. Jacob will participate in community service projects that will assist local communities and help the environment and learn about the world through hands-on interaction with local citizens and government officials.
This unique opportunity will allow Jacob to distinguish himself among other top-achieving students and open doors for opportunities in his future. This program comes with a significant tuition cost, and Jacob’s parents have requested assistance in fundraising for the Ambassador Program. It’s not often that you make a donation that so directly helps a Lee County youth lead a more promising future.
Jacob’s friends and family have begun aggressively fundraising for his trip, but are still far from their goal. Join us and help by making a donation.
For more information, please contact Shannon Lane, Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.